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Welcome to the Roseland Free Public Library website! We are currently working to update and include all the information you are looking for. Check back often for new events and information. Also, be sure to look at our pages and calendars for children, teens, and adults for extra events that may not appear on our home page.

News & Announcements
Delayed Opening This Saturday, April 14
Please note that the library will open at NOON this Saturday, April 14. This delayed opening is due to staff training.
Kentucky Derby Party Fundraiser
Enjoy a day at the races on Saturday, May 5, when the Friends of the Roseland Free Public Library host a fundraising Kentucky Derby Party! Doors open at 5 pm, admission is $10 per person. Enjoy a trivia quiz, hat contest, watching the races, and any prizes coming your way!
Book Donations Wanted
We are now accepting book donations for our Annual Book Sale, hosted by the Friends of the Roseland Free Public Library, set for Wednesday-Friday, June 20-22. Please note we'll not accept encyclopedias, textbooks, or magazines. Bring donations to the circulation desk during our regular hours (Mon-Thurs 9 am-9 pm, Fri 9 am-5 pm, Sat 10 am-3 pm), do not leave outside.
Active in April
Fun, new group fitness activity meets Mondays in April at 10 am. Explore different types of exercise and healthy recipes in a relaxed setting. Includes 20-30 minutes of low-impact exercise streamed on video, followed by a discussion. Ideal for beginning fitness levels. Bring a towel and water bottle. Call to RSVP.
Chair Yoga Mondays
Join us for some chair yoga workouts (streamed on video) Mondays in April and May starting at 11 am. Call to RSVP.
Adult Meditation Classes
The Adult Meditation classes will take place at 10 am and 7 pm on Thursday, April 26. RSVP is appreciated.
Author Visit: Richard A. Kennedy
Were you ever brave enough to enter the Old Essex Mountain Sanatorium? Learn more about this Weird New Jersey landmark when author Richard A. Kennedy visits the library to talk about his book, Portraits of America: Essex Mountain Sanatorium, on Wednesday, April 25, at 7 pm. Call to RSVP.
Important Delivery Update
Patrons may now have up to three book requests at once. If you have more, they won't be automatically cancelled, but you won't be able to place any new requests until you have less than three. BCCLS informational video:
HOOPLA is Back!
HOOPLA is back for Roseland Free Public Library patrons! Simply go to and enter your library card information to download free music, movies, television programs, audiobooks, and ebooks. Please note: each patron is entitled to any FOUR downloads per month at this time.
Leveled Reading List Books Available
Noecker Kids & Parents: We now have a list of books available at the library for the leveled reading system used at Noecker Elementary School. All you have to do is inquire at the Circulation Desk, and you can see a list of books at your child's current level that we have available.
Matinee Mondays
Our next featured film on Monday, April 16, at 1 pm will be Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House, a thriller about the FBI agent who helped expose the Watergate Scandal. Movie is rated R and runs for 1 hour and 43 minutes. Popcorn will be served, no RSVP is needed.
Adult Mat Yoga Every Wednesday
Join us for an Adult Mat Yoga Class every Wednesday at 11:30 am for another invigorating sesssion with Taryn and Kristin. RSVP is not required, but still helpful in case we need to reach participants in the event of a cancellation. Note: There will be no yoga on April 25.
Teen Movie Making Workshop
Teens, learn how to make your very own Lego stop motion movies using an iPad app every Wednesday in April from 4 to 5 pm. Participants are welcome to bring their own iPads. RSVP 973-226-8636.
Kick Your Cravings Workshop
Health & Lifestyle Coach Amy Bitton comes to the library on Thursday, April 19, at 7:30 pm for a presentation explaining what makes junk food so addicting, as well as some strategies for overcoming cravings and temptation when they strike. Call 973-226-8636 to RSVP.
Knitting & Crochet Club
Enjoy an evening of knitting and crocheting at the library on Monday, April 16, starting at 7 pm. New members welcome.
Library Book Club April Selection
The Roseland Free Public Library Book Club will meet on Wednesday, April 25, at 7:15 pm to discuss The Heirs by Susan Rieger - the story about a family shaken up when an unknown person comes forward to claim part of an inheritance. New members welcome.
Scott's Solutions: Now Taking Appointments
Library assistant Scott Bergenfeld can show you the basics of Microsoft Word, Excel, and other tech resources FRIDAYS 9 am-noon. Safely navigate social media; create resume templates, letters, and spreadsheets; utilize cell phone, iPad, and Kindle features, such as calendars and more. Please note: RSVP needed for this drop-in instruction, call 973-226-8636.
Mobile Hotspots Available
Mobile Hotspots are now available for our patrons to borrow! Available to patrons 18 or older with a valid driver's license and Roseland Free Public Library card in good standing. Each hotspot provides internet access for up to 10 devices. Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis, and the loan period is 14 days. There will be a $5 per day late fee.
Museum Passes Available
We have NEW museum passes to the Jewish Museum, Grounds for Sculpture, and the Children's Museum of Manhattan! Patrons can also borrow passes for themselves and/or their families for The Newark Museum, Montclair Museum, Morris Museum, The NY Transit Museum, The Jewish Museum, the Children's Museum of Manhattan, Grounds for Sculpture, and Imagine That!

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